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Current Exhibitions

 

William Blake: Apprentice and Master

4 Dec 2014 to 1 Mar 2015

A major exhibition on the work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet of the prophetic books. The exhibition also explores how Blake looked back to the master artist-printmakers at the beginnings of the Renaissance, and how he inspired and guided the young artist-printmakers who gathered around him in the last years of his life, Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.

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Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs To The People!

10 Apr 2014 to 4 Jan 2015

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the next exhibition in its collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation with the opening of Art Belongs To The People!. Curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, the exhibition shows a selection of important works by two outstanding German artists, Joseph Beuys (1921–1986) and Jörg Immendorff (1945–2007).

Gallery 2 | Admission Free | More Info

Lest We Forget: Commemorating the Great War

20 May 2014 to 23 Dec 2014

This display commemorates the First World War as evidenced in coins, medals and banknotes.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free | More Info

Oxford Times Photography

9 Sep 2014 to 31 Dec 2014

To coincide with the Photography Oxford Festival 2014, the Ashmolean is collaborating with the Oxford Times to celebrate their 150th anniversary, with a special display of photographs from their extensive archive. 15 photographs will be on display in the Ashmolean Café and will show how the Oxford Times has been at the forefront of documenting the history of Oxford, from the beginnings of press photography in the 19th century, to the present day.

Ashmolean Café, Lower Ground Floor | Admission Free | More Info

Fang Zhaoling: A Centenary Exhibition

2 Oct 2014 to 22 Feb 2015

The autumn exhibition in the Ashmolean’s Chinese Paintings Gallery commemorates the life of Fang Zhaoling (1914–2006). Drawn from private collections, including the Fang family collection, many of the works are on display for the first time in public.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free | More Info

Russian Art at the Ashmolean Museum

7 Oct 2014 to 11 Jan 2015

Visit our Modern Art Gallery this autumn to see a stunning selection of Russian artworks in the Gallery's slide-out drawers. The Ashmolean is home to an important collection of Russian art that, for conservation reasons, cannot be displayed permanently.

Gallery 62 | Admission Free | More Info

Hiroshige's Japan: Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road

9 Dec 2014 to 15 Feb 2015

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape print and his most famous series was the Fifty-three Stages of the Tōkaidō Road, first published in 1833.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free | More Info